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Janet Payne Bowles (American, 1876-1948)

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Janet Payne Bowles (1884-1948) by descent to Jan and Mira Bowles; given to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1968

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Payne Bowles, born in Indianapolis, was an important Arts and Crafts metalsmith who gained an international reputation for her unusual metalwork and jewelry.

Payne Bowles pursued her career following her 1895 marriage to Joseph M. Bowles, founded of Indianapolis' Modern Art journal.

Object Information

artist
Janet Payne Bowles (American, 1876-1948)
creation date
about 1925-1931
materials
silver
dimensions
9-1/2 x 6-1/2 x 6 in.
accession number
68.21.1
credit line
Gift of Jan and Mira Bowles in memory of their mother, Janet Payne Bowles
collection
Decorative Arts
colors

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